When he starts rubbing his eyes I take him to the "sleepy chair" and try to rock him to sleep, this is when he starts crying, squirming, hair pulling face scratching ear pulling, its a huge breakdown!
Then he quiets down and then slowly falls asleep. It takes about 15 mins to calm him down and then 5 mins before I set him down.
Ive tried different locations, light on/off, different positions, car seat while driving...everything.
My Dr said that some babies just need to cry before the go to sleep and said to try putting him down before he's asleep all the way and let him put himself to sleep.
When I do this he reverts back into Tasmanian devil stage and screams until he passes out (30 mins) or I pick him up. Needles to say I HATE listening to him cry.
I guess my question is is it really in his best interest to let him cry it out?
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